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Adding almonds to diet improves cardiovascular health

7/5/2014 - Eating a diet rich in almonds improves blood vessel health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Aston University and published in the journal Free Radical Research. "Our study confirms that almonds are a superfood," lead researcher Helen...

Improper nutrition linked to oral health problems

7/4/2014 - Today, taking care of teeth is about more than going to the dentist every six months. In fact, what a person eats outside of those two visits is essential for oral and overall health. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, ". . . nutrition is an integral component of oral health" and...

New study shows drinking diet soda daily may severely increase risk of heart attack and stroke

7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...

Switching to a vegetarian diet can increase longevity by 20 percent and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

7/2/2014 - Saving the planet and extending one's lifespan in the process could be as simple as switching to a vegetarian diet, according to a new study out of California. Researchers from Loma Linda University say that sticking with fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts rather than meat products may help boost longevity...

Reduce your cancer risk with these 5 new diet rules

6/26/2014 - Cancer is a word that strikes fear in even the most indifferent of people. Though there are certain genetic factors that seem to predispose an individual to being diagnosed with certain types of this disease, this does not mean they have no options for prevention. In fact, there are numerous ways...

Oxygenating your body's cells can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance

6/23/2014 - For the first time, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which an unhealthy diet leads to type 2 diabetes, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and published in the journal Cell on June 5. "We've described the etiology of obesity-related diabetes....

Diet changes that may help reduce cancer risk

6/16/2014 - With the incidences of cancer seeming to rise frequently according to the media outlets, many people wonder if there is anything they can do in order to significantly reduce that risk. While a diagnosis of cancer can be a devastating blow, there are some steps that people can take to reduce their risk...

Healthy diet before pregnancy significantly lowers risk of having preterm birth later

6/16/2014 - New research conducted at the University of Adelaide and published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown that women who consumed a poor diet before conceiving had roughly 50 percent higher risk of having a preterm birth as compared to those who ate a healthy diet. This is the first piece of research...

The blood type diet eating guidelines

6/13/2014 - There are many theories on how an individual should eat, and many diets have been created as a result of these beliefs. Whether a person eats vegetarian, vegan, Paleo or intuitively, it is a very personal decision based on experience and individual needs. However, if someone prefers a more scientific...

How eating a plant-based diet can save the world

6/13/2014 - It seems that we are heading toward an environmental crisis. Global temperatures are rising; ice caps are melting, and much of our green land is turning to desert. Resources such as water and fossil fuels are becoming scarce, whilst the demand for them increases due to growing populations and widespread...

Low-carb vegan diet found to reduce weight gain and heart attack risk

6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...

10 Amazing diet secrets to lower cholesterol naturally

6/8/2014 - Approximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. (2) While many Americans turn to prescription meds...

Raised on raw: Is a raw food diet good for children?

6/8/2014 - Every day, Levi Bowland eats a raw vegan diet that consists of melons, several bananas, salads, sprouts and foods that are never heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit (1). While raw food advocates like David Wolfe maintain that "[c]ooked food is dead, lifeless, and boring," (2) others warn that the dietary...

Diabetic diet secrets revealed: 7 foods that help halt diabetes and initiate self-healing

6/6/2014 - Diabetes mellitus, according to the Mayo Clinic's disease definition page (1) is a group of diseases that all affect how your body processes the sugars that come from you diet. Commonly referred to as glucose, the sugar in your blood literally feeds all of your cells. Blood sugar is your body's energy...

Eco-Atkins diet is a low-carb vegan diet that may slash heart risk by 10 percent

5/31/2014 - The Atkins diet may be a popular way to achieve fast weight loss results; however, it's not without intense scrutiny from animal-rights activists, those who enjoy healthier ways of eating and, of course, medical experts who warn that the diet can lead to health problems such as increased cholesterol...

Donuts may be causing your depression

5/30/2014 - Can donuts and processed foods like them be causing people to become depressed? Researchers say the evidence suggests that is the case. We already know that the average lousy American diet can cause obesity, which then can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. But...

Type 2 diabetes diet: What to eat, what to avoid and how to get healthier with every meal

5/27/2014 2:43:44 AM - There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 usually appears in childhood, and its symptoms can be quite abrupt and severe. Type 2 diabetes is more common, and its symtoms present more gradually. It can develop at any age and is considered preventable. Early symptoms of the disease can include fatigue, unexplained...

What you eat changes gene expression for colorectal cancer

5/24/2014 - One in three people carries a genetic variant that makes them especially sensitive to increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from 27 different institutions and published in the journal PLOS Genetics on April 17. "Our results...

Green tea diet secrets: How to get results more safely and quickly

5/23/2014 - Green tea diet secrets are not so secret any more. If you're trying to shed a few pounds, adding green tea to your diet can really help jump start the process. Studies have proven the efficacy of green tea for weight loss. Green tea has been shown to speed up metabolic rates and increase energy expenditure...

Eating fruits and vegetables early in life lowers heart disease risk by 40 percent as we age

5/21/2014 - It is common knowledge that eating vegetables and fruits is part of a sensible diet, and yet millions of otherwise health-conscious people ignore this advice and continue to nosh on a variety of processed junk foods placing them at considerable risk to succumb to the leading killer of men and women...

New study: Eating an organic diet for only one week can reduce pesticide levels by 90%

5/19/2014 - A new study due to be published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%. The study reaffirms the findings of a 2006 study on children which found that organic diets greatly...

Find your optimal physique with a cyclic ketogenic approach

5/16/2014 - A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. The diet trains the bodies metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This nutrition plan has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation, leading to improved muscle development...

Chronic inflammation solved? Gluten-free diet works miracles for many

5/16/2014 - Although some nonbelievers rank gluten-free among the latest nonsensical buzzwords, several good reasons for being careful with gluten exist. For one thing, as explained by U.S. News & World Report, gluten is relatively new to the human diet and many people have not had time to adapt to it (1). A group...

The 5 Best Home Remedies for Joint Inflammation

5/12/2014 2:33:51 AM - Joint inflammation can accompany a wide variety of health conditions, including arthritis, gout and lumbar spinal stenosis. (1) Inflammation is an immune response, but it can become a problem itself when it becomes continuous. With inflammation, you can experience redness, pain, swelling and other sensations...

Surprise finding: Fiber prevents obesity and diabetes by producing glucose in intestines

5/11/2014 - For the first time, scientists may have uncovered the mechanism by which fiber helps prevent obesity and diabetes, in a study conducted by a French-Swedish research team and published in the journal Cell in January 2014. Notably, the findings point to a key role played by intestinal flora, the microorganisms...

Epigenetics proof: Mother's diet selectively silences genes of offspring

5/8/2014 - A study published April 29 in the journal Nature Communications has provided the first proof that a mother's diet can change the expression of genes in her unborn child. The study was conducted by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) International Nutrition Group at the London School...

Junk food stealing your manhood? Unhealthy diets cause testosterone to plummet

5/7/2014 - Men with a less healthy diet have lower levels of testosterone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and the University of North Texas and published in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health on April 22. The study was funded by the National Institutes...

Alkaline diet food secrets revealed

5/7/2014 - Which alkaline diet foods are the most effective at "alkalizing" your body? Is alkalizing even important all by itself, or is it more important to choose healthy, whole foods regardless of their pH? In this new audio program, I explore the most common myths, secrets and truths about the so-called...

Eating legumes fights off bad cholesterol

5/7/2014 - Cholesterol is not a bad word. Like many other substances, there is the necessity in clarifying the information that is provided by popular media. Cholesterol is actually a natural compound that is made by the body and is necessary for good health. The problem lies with the types of cholesterol that...

Eating organic foods reduces pesticide exposure by nearly 90% after just one week

5/6/2014 - Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29. Lead...

Elimination diets gaining popularity as food supply increasingly contaminated

5/2/2014 - Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food groups...

Diet debates getting out of control? Let's call a truce and end the food fights

4/26/2014 - There has been quite a bit of proselytizing of different diet types, resulting in some serious online arguing. Obviously, some thrive on these diets, or they wouldn't be so fanatical. Yet there are those whose health worsens with the same diet. Truth is, no one diet type fits all. Dr. William Donald...

Truth about high sodium intake and health

4/24/2014 - Sodium has gotten a great deal of bad press over the past few decades. There is, of course, good reason for the warnings that are frequently posted by health experts, both online and in numerous medical journals, that are designed to make people think twice before using their salt shaker liberally....

Low-carb vegan diet improves cardiovascular risk factors

4/22/2014 - A low-carb vegan diet leads to more weight loss and a better cholesterol profile than a high-carb vegetarian diet, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College...

New study says junk food makes people lazy as well as overweight

4/21/2014 - It's no secret that eating junk food (sometimes considered an oxymoron) can create a host of health problems, including contributing to obesity. However a new study not only supports the overweight issue, but also gives credence to an often-said phrase about people who eat junk food: that they are also...

Texas woman becomes weight loss sensation after ditching diets, losing 160 pounds with healthy food choices

4/21/2014 - Forget fat diets... and don't leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman...

Anyone surprised? Processed food makes people fat and lazy, study suggests

4/21/2014 - Although there is a popular perception that lazy people are more likely to eat convenient but unhealthy foods, a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Physiology and Behavior on April 10 suggests that it may be the other way around:...

Myths about a raw food diet debunked

4/21/2014 - Many people enjoy a raw food diet, however, it's not uncommon for them to face questions and myths about their choice. Several people often make assumptions about a raw food lifestyle. Like any dietary choice, it can be a hot topic. There will always be those who are advocates and others who vehemently...

Family cuts added sugars from diet for entire year, discovers remarkable health benefits

4/20/2014 - When Eve O. Schaub could hardly get through one day before running out of energy, she chalked it up as normal, nodding her head in agreement over all the television commercials that constantly sell energy-boosting products. But after looking beyond the so-called promises of energy drinks, Schaub discovered...

Why your detox is making you sick: Must-read article reveals dangers of aggressive detoxing

4/20/2014 - I can't tell you how many people have told me that a "detox" protocol made them feel extremely ill. They take detox supplements, pills or tinctures, and within a few hours they suffer dizziness, diarrhea, chills, outbreaks or even vomiting. These symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the...

High-fat diet linked with increased breast cancer risk, study suggests

4/18/2014 - A new study published on April 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that high total and saturated fat intake are linked with a greater risk of oestrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, as well as an increased risk of human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative...

Raw food diet provides relief from Raynaud's disease symptoms

4/18/2014 - Raynaud's disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes a person's extremities to tingle, go numb and often turn white or in some cases, blue, affects a good part of thepopulation. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, approximately 5 percent of people in the United States have this...

Paleo and Weston Price diets beat the SAD diet for nutrition

4/15/2014 - Several diets compete for followers in the holistic medicine world. There are devotees of vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, primal, raw primal, fruitarians and Weston Price. The Paleo and Weston Price Diet are two popular and important real food movements that share primary values, but also diverge in significant...

The power of raw foods to heal

4/11/2014 - Recipes for raw dairy, fish and meat exist in almost every country. Their power to heal are well known in endemic cultures. Weston Price discovered that isolated groups thrived for centuries eating their local nutrient dense diets, included raw foods. Pottenger proved conclusively the power of raw food...

High-protein diet in middle age doubles risk of early death, quadruples cancer risks

4/6/2014 - There is an abundance of advice from a wide range of nutrition experts, physicians and the American Medical Association that provide guidance on the best diet to prevent almost every chronic disease, aid weight loss and prevent an early demise. Most of this information is based on outdated, non-scientific...

Enjoy a cavity-free future by fortifying yourself with these foods

4/5/2014 - Before heading off to the dentist to have cavities drilled and filled, save your hard-earned cash and use nutrition to heal dental caries instead. Following the wisdom of traditional diets, and the observations of Weston A. Price, teeth can be strengthened without resorting to dangerous and costly dental...

The down side of diet soda

4/3/2014 - Diet soda was, for a long time, touted almost as a cure-all for those people who love to drink these fizzy, sparkling, bubbly beverages to do so nearly without guilt. With diet sodas that offer their sweetened liquid without all the weight-producing calories, people could continue to drink to their...

Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

3/30/2014 - A decade-long study of 60,000 women has confirmed that drinking diet soda sweetened with aspartame is linked with a 30 percent increase in heart attack risk and a 50 percent increase in death risk. The findings, presented at the American College of Cardiology(1), have already been partially swept...

Is your ego getting the best of your diet and holding you back?

3/28/2014 - You see guys trying to build their muscles walking out of GNC and vitamin shops, carrying huge containers of "whey protein" and "soy protein" for faster, bigger muscles! Go, ego! You see women everywhere drinking diet drinks because they are sold on them, by magazines on every shelf at every grocery...

China Study author-scientist declares low-carb diet a 'fraud'

3/21/2014 - One of the authors of The China Study, a well-known research project that evaluated the relationship between nutrition and disease, has come out in condemnation of health advice that recommends reducing or eliminating carbohydrate intake for better health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutrition scientist,...

Walking, raw food diet may help teens quit smoking

3/20/2014 - No surprise here: daily exercise has been shown to have health benefits from reducing stress and lowering blood pressure to preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It's also a given that a healthy diet is essential to overall wellness. However, studies also show that exercise, even minimal amounts...

Enjoy better health with alkaline foods

3/11/2014 - By now, everyone knows just how important diet is to health. The foods that are eaten, as well as the quantities, often have a profound effect on the condition of the body. Of course, staying away from excess fat, sugar and additives is one component of eating well. High acid foods unbalance body...

How to debunk the most common dietary myths using science

3/11/2014 - While more and more dietitians, nutritionists and doctors are coming around to face the facts that all calories are not the same and that fat is actually good for you, there is still a strong status quo element pushing dietary myths like the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, for instance, and "saturated...

Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

3/8/2014 - Good news: If you're a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of...

Scientists say high-protein diets increase risk of kidney problems

2/10/2014 - High-protein diets place people at risk of kidney damage, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, and published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria. Diets that emphasize the consumption of protein over carbohydrates, such as the Dukan, Paleo or Atkins...

Mediterranean diet protects against peripheral artery disease, heart attack and stroke

2/7/2014 - A large, multicenter clinical trial has provided some of the strongest evidence yet that a Mediterranean diet plus added olive oil or nuts protects all parts of the cardiovascular system, helping to prevent heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. The most recent findings were published in...

Permanent weight loss can be as simple as getting back to nature: Six tips to help

2/3/2014 - While losing weight can be relatively easy for most people who put their minds to it, keeping it off long term is another matter altogether. For most, lost weight will return over a relatively short time because the person losing the weight has only made temporary changes to their diet and lifestyle. Once...

Why your asthmatic child should eat more fruits and vegetables and stay off fast food

1/25/2014 - Asthma is a condition of the lungs, right? A recent study has revealed one aspect of the diet which helps protect against asthma: the consumption of fermentable dietary fibers found in vegetables and fruits. In gist, research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation found that, after the fibers...

Dietary intake of flame retardant chemical linked to increased obesity

1/17/2014 - Hormone- and metabolism-ravaging chemicals, like brominated flame retardants, may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study out of Japan, the first of its kind, links the flame retardant hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) to accelerated weight gain. Flame retardant chemicals are often used in building...

Diet sodas are losing popularity as more people switch to water, juicing

1/17/2014 - After decades of popularity, diet soda sales have been on a decline for the past five years, losing around 6.8% in sales by the end of 2013. Buyers have spent 7.8% less on lemon- and lime-flavored drinks and 7.2% less on diet cola. To prevent further decline, the $61 billion a year industry is considering...

More vaccines or better nutrition to prevent disease?

1/16/2014 - The National Institutes of Health recently announced an expansion of its funding of nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units with an annual budget of $135 million dollars of government money. This effort to decrease disease outbreaks by increasing the funding of vaccine studies is misguided. Financial...

The HCG diet: Could it be one answer to obesity?

1/15/2014 - While the HCG diet is a weight loss diet that many people haven't heard of and many don't understand. Online discussions surrounding the protocol, as well as its popularity among those wanting to lose weight, seems to be growing. Those who don't understand the HCG diet naturally want to know what the...

A short-term diet of junk food can irreversibly damage memory, study finds

1/12/2014 - According to a new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia, eating food that is loaded with sugar and fat for just one week can have a detrimental effect on the brain's cognitive ability. More worrying still, preliminary data suggests that this effect is permanent, indicating...

Banana diet gives woman better mental clarity, improves her overall health

1/10/2014 - When Yulia Tarbath decided that she needed to give her health a boost, she went to banana island. However, this island wasn't the kind that most people imagine, brimming with beachside hammocks and drinks with cute umbrellas. Rather, "banana island" is a term commonly used to describe the consumption...

Changes in diet radically reform gut bacteria in just one day

1/8/2014 - A shift in diet can dramatically change the composition of your gut bacteria in just a single day, according to a study published in the journal Nature. This may explain the strong connection between diet and certain diseases. More than 10,000 separate species dwell naturally in the human gut, playing...

How tomatoes help prevent cancer

1/5/2014 - A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies have suggested that tomatoes in particular have a strong cancer-preventing effect. People whose diets contain more tomatoes have been shown to develop cancers at significantly lower rates,...

78-year-old man says vegan diet responsible for "ripped" body

1/5/2014 - While Jim Morris may have been Mr. America in the 1970s, time, as the saying goes, marches on. Today, Morris is 78 years old. While most people his age would think back to their outstanding physique with a smile and consider the success to be a distant memory, Morris still lives it. Nearly 40 years...

Man says raw food diet has made him 'almost superhuman'

12/29/2013 - For fruitarian and endurance athlete Michael Arnstein, his 15-mile commute to work isn't by car, bus or train. Instead, he runs to the office, jogging through residential neighborhoods and eventually New York's Central Park, pausing only to enjoy fruit along the way. Before his run, he may enjoy a breakfast...

Changing to a raw food diet believed to help with fat reduction, energy levels, cholesterol, digestion and overall health

12/27/2013 - Because the raw food diet is based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, this diet is considered to be very rich in nutrients needed for health improvement. But medical studies on raw food diets have shown some positive and negative health outcomes. Here is a resume of what the raw food diet consists...

The big "Fat" lie and its impact on health

12/5/2013 - The demonization of saturated fat is alive and well with the low-fat dietary recommendations made by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010. The government's dietary guidelines, issued every five years, continues to recommend a low-fat, high-carbohydrate...

Weight loss-obsessed girls eating GMO cotton balls soaked in lemon juice

12/4/2013 - A practice being promoted on YouTube as a fad diet is actually a form of disordered eating that can pose serious health risks, health professionals are warning. In videos promoting "the cotton ball diet," young girls soak cotton balls in lemonade or orange juice and then swallow them. The girls claim...

70-year-old looks half her age, says raw food diet is the reason why

12/2/2013 - When Annette Larkins goes out with her husband, people often speculate that he had become involved with a younger woman. Other times, they ask him how his granddaughter is doing, referring to Larkins. Little do they know that Larkins, a size 4 fireball of energy, is a 70-year-old woman. Dubbed by many...

Why go grain-free?

12/2/2013 - Chances are, you've been bombarded with information about the benefits of going gluten-free, but many people are taking this diet to a new level by eliminating all grains from their diets as well. Grain-free diets are often referred to as "Paleo" or "Primal," as they tend to mimic what our Paleolithic...

Five-year cancer survival rates with gerson diet therapy: Research

11/29/2013 12:41:41 PM - The Gerson diet therapy was developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1930's as a treatment for his own migraine headaches. Eventually, he expanded the treatment and found that it worked for degenerative diseases and eventually cancer. The Gerson Therapy takes a natural, holistic, and whole-body approach...

Woman gets rid of asthma and allergies with raw food diet

11/23/2013 - When Jenni, who worked in a factory in her late teens, was convinced that she was having a heart attack, doctors informed her that she had developed asthma. Fortunately, her heart was not in trouble, but her ability to breathe easy was. Turns out, the dusty conditions and poor air quality at her workplace...

Choosing a Mediterranean diet increases odds of living to an old age by more than 40 percent

11/6/2013 - It may come as no big surprise to many followers of natural health practices that eating a diet largely void of sugar, refined and processed carbohydrates and protein sources as well as hydrogenated fats can help to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent many chronic diseases. The fact that this wisdom...

Sweden rejects low-fat diet myth, encourages citizens to cut carbs and eat more fat

11/5/2013 - Calories are calories, no matter where they come from. People are fat because they don't exercise enough. Eating low-fat foods will help you lose weight. These and many other common dietary myths are no longer part of Sweden's official guidelines for healthy living, as the Scandinavian country has reportedly...

High protein intake puts extreme dieters at risk for heart attack and stroke

10/27/2013 - A study from Sweden recently found concerning health implications for individuals who follow a high protein diet. After the influence of the Atkins diet reached its peak in the 1990s, many people have come to demonize carbohydrates as a one of the causes of obesity and the many associated health problems....

What's a good diet for a healthy, breastfeeding mom?

10/24/2013 - Congratulations! You did it! You've made it through pregnancy and childbirth, two marathons to be proud of, for sure. Now you may be wondering about what adjustments to make to your diet while you breastfeed. The short answer is: eat a well-balanced diet for your health. Healthy mom = healthy baby....

The missing diet soda case

10/16/2013 - The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store behind a woman who stacked up three 12-packs of diet soda on the conveyor belt, including Dr. Pepper, Diet Pepsi and one other brand. I bet you money that, if you hid this woman's soda from her after she got home, she would have a panic attack...

How does a ketogenic diet kill cancer cells

10/10/2013 - Recently, the ketogenic diet has been touted as a 'cure' for cancer. Very popular websites - in the natural health world - magazines and medical experts have raved about its ability to kill cancer cells by feeding the body, primarily, a fat-based diet. But, we must ask a very simple question (before...

Low salt diets don't work and hurt your body

10/5/2013 - For at least two decades, low salt or no salt diets have been touted as one way to ultimate health, or at least the best way to avoid hypertension and heart disease. Could it have been you were misled? Does anyone else remember when eggs were bad for you too? The truth is you could be facing more serious...

Diet dramatically effects progression of heart failure, study finds

9/29/2013 - A new cardiovascular study from the University of Michigan is looking beyond modern western medicine. Pharmaceutical drugs for hypertension just aren't the long term answer, as many researchers look to dietary needs to solve heart health problems. The new study looks in a more holistic direction,...

Can diet alone cure deadly diseases?

9/28/2013 - Can Diet Alone Cure Deadly Disease? 90-year-old Charlotte Gerson looks very healthy for her age. Her blue eyes seem to sparkle with youth and vitality. Gerson believes that modern medicine and doctors should be avoided. She says doctors and pharmaceutical companies want us to be sick because that's...

CSA health secret: Eating local means eating in tune with the seasons

9/25/2013 - They seem to be everywhere these days: straight-from-the-farm subscription programs where folks can order shares of the weekly food harvest from their favorite local farms and partake in their seasonal offerings. But community supported agriculture (CSA) is expanding to become a whole lot more than...

Omega-3 fatty acids reverse nerve and spine damage

9/14/2013 - New research out of UCLA is giving doctors hope that their discovery may eventually lead to a treatment for individuals whose walking has been impaired by damage to their spinal cords. Choking a communication highwayAs people age, the tiny hole through the center of each vertebrae gradually constricts,...

Mediterranean-style low carb diet lowers diabetes risk by 20 percent

9/13/2013 - Diabetes is characterized by an excess of glucose circulating in the blood and an inefficiency of insulin to usher the sugar into the cells and muscles where it can be used to fuel metabolic processes or be converted to triglycerides and stored as body fat. Simple, refined and processed carbohydrate...

Food-borne poisons: Diet changes can reduce contamination risk

9/7/2013 - Food-borne pathogens, like E-coli and salmonella, can cause a wide range of infections, but there are also dangerous substances like arsenic, diledrin, dioxins and acrylamide, that can find their way into our daily diets. Exposure to these highly toxic substances has been scientifically linked to various...

Another benefit from eating a Mediterranean-style diet: Lowered risk of suffering a devastating stroke

9/6/2013 - In a manner similar to other vascular afflictions, the risk of succumbing to a potentially fatal or disabling stroke is largely dependent on lifestyle factors, most notably, diet. Vascular dysfunction, which sets the stage for a stroke later in life, slowly builds over the course of several decades;...

Do you consume too much copper? Copper from diet linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

8/22/2013 - Over the past 50 to 100 years, the incidence of new Alzheimer's disease cases have remained relatively low, partly due to poor diagnostic techniques, but to a much larger extent, because the root dietary and lifestyle practices that precipitate this devastating illness were minimized or non-existent....

Popular ways to detoxify your body for better organ function

8/15/2013 - The human body is naturally equipped with the ability to detoxify with the help of the different vital organs including the liver and the kidney. The problem is individuals are exposed to a rather unhealthy lifestyle coupled with an equally unhealthy diet. Nutritionists and alternative healthcare proponents...

Babies that eat fresh foods instead of processed foods have fewer allergies

8/15/2013 - Research now indicates that 8 percent of children have some kind of food allergy. Common childhood food allergies include reactions to peanuts, nuts, seafood, soy, wheat, and eggs. Medical professionals try to help parents avoid specific foods that seem to be the root of childhood allergies. According...

How the alkaline diet (does not) affect your pH

8/14/2013 - Diet fads are not hard to come by, every year there is a new one that is supposed to be "the best." A lot of buzz has been surfacing in regards to the alkaline diet. This diet is said to create a higher body pH in order to stave off many conditions including cancer and inflammation. "Acid-forming" foods...

Foods that boost weight loss

8/12/2013 - Certain foods can help boost weight loss and can help increase metabolism, the key is figuring out what foods work best for you. There are certain foods that are good for fat burning, some that are good for increasing energy, and some that are great for moving waste through the body. Understanding...

Diet and sweetened drinks increase risk of depression by 30 percent

8/10/2013 - The number of newly diagnosed cases of clinical depression continues to rise at an alarming rate, as the illness results in countless lost work hours and increases risk of early mortality from suicide or violence. The current approach is to prescribe anyone a variety of psychotropic drugs that numb...

Are diet foods making you fat?

8/3/2013 - You begin your day with yogurt and granola for breakfast followed by a wrap for lunch. You are able to work in an hour long fitness class after work then stop at a chain restaurant for a large salad for dinner. So why aren't you losing weight? Unfortunately, not all seemingly healthy foods are created...

Mother's junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for life

8/2/2013 - Researchers are beginning to compile an impressive wealth of scientific evidence to explain how the nutritional status, and specifically the diet of a mother during gestation, plays a critical role in setting the initial gene set or expression for the newborn child that will determine susceptibility...

Six weight loss myths that are making you fatter

7/29/2013 - The obsession for losing weight can be the gateway for some to move into a healthier lifestyle that includes eating better with moderate exercise. But with the focus on simply losing weight for the sake of appearance, there are pitfalls looming during or after every effort to lose weight. Weight...

Getting braces for crooked teeth is evidence of modern day malnutrition

7/29/2013 - Dr. Weston Price set out to discover the causes of misaligned teeth and cavities in the 1930's with his 10 year, in-depth research of native cultures around the world. He discovered the secrets to dental and overall health lie in nutrition. It is now understood by holistic dentists that when the jaw...

A handful of walnuts every day can help to slow or prevent prostate cancer growth

7/25/2013 - Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote area of the body, while other forms remain localized and grow slowly...

The raw food diet appears to have reversed diabetes and cancer for at least one man

7/22/2013 - A raw organic vegan diet is said to provide the body with everything necessary to stop and possibly reverse disease. The claim is that the foods that are natural and from the Earth contain everything the body needs to survive and thrive. More than that, being raw prevents the live force in the food...

Restrictive dieting harms your health in seven major ways

7/22/2013 - Diets aren't only frequently ineffective; they can also be dangerous. Chronic or frequent dieting can easily lead to a host of nutrient deficiencies and may even encourage significant rebound weight gain. If these risks frustrate you, or you've been frustrated by dieting before, read on and choose nutrient-dense...

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent

7/18/2013 - Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes including diet,...

Dietary fats found to play a crucial role in the development of Alzheimer's disease

7/1/2013 - Newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's dementia have steadily skyrocketed over the past half century, suspiciously coinciding with the rise in meals consumed in fast food restaurants and the marketing of convenience products that consist largely of saturated and hydrogenated fats along with refined carbohydrates....

Vegetarian diet again shown to lower all-cause risk of death, especially in men

6/18/2013 - Extensive research over the past decade continues to show a distinct risk reduction for those following a predominately vegetarian-style diet. In prior research works, scientists have documented the effect of eating a vegetarian diet with a significant reduction in the risk of developing many chronic...

Mediterranean diet shown to improve brain aging and help prevent vascular dementia

6/12/2013 - A significant number of people believe that memory loss, inability to learn new concepts and the risk for vascular dementia (mini strokes leading to cognitive impairment) are a natural part of aging. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a society we are so conditioned to witness aging adults...

Vegetarian diet tied to lower death risk

6/12/2013 - A new study conducted by Dr. Michael Orlich of Loma Linda University in California is shedding more positive light on the benefits of switching to a vegetarian diet. A truly vegetarian diet is one that avoids all products that come from animals, even eggs and milk. A vegetarian diet consists primarily...

Who, if anyone, should take statins?

6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...

Belly fat begone! Top 10 most insane ways to eliminate belly fat without diet or exercise

6/8/2013 - The bane of belly fat! Nobody likes it, and the internet is full of ads that promise all sorts of ways to get rid of it. Nobody wants to hear the real answer to the problem, however, because that comes down to eating fewer calories than you expend and suffering through the weight loss starvation experience. Instead,...

Nutrient found in Mediterranean diet shown to promote natural cancer cell death cycle

6/7/2013 - Volumes of well documented scientific studies now provide conclusive evidence that many forms of potentially deadly cancers develop as the result of dietary or lifestyle influences, and can be prevented or even treated with relatively simple modifications and by utilizing a host of natural nutrients....

Banish gluten from your diet with the help of these nutrient-packed foods

5/31/2013 - Whether you already suffer from known intolerances and toxic reactions to gluten or you're proactively looking to improve your overall health, avoiding the infamous grain protein altogether may seem a bit daunting at first -- but only at first. As greater numbers of consumers begin to educate themselves...

Study finds Western diet leads to advanced aging and premature death - Are you slowly killing yourself?

5/27/2013 - Nutritional researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that what we eat directly determines genetic expression and can predict chronic disease risk, rate of aging, quality of life and mortality. A diet predominated by processed foods and laden with sugars, hydrogenated fats and refined carbohydrates has...

Preserve memory and cognitive abilities by following a Mediterranean diet

5/16/2013 - It should come as no great surprise to those following a natural diet and healthy lifestyle that the foods we eat and the environment in which we live directly influence our risk of developing many chronic illnesses, degree of aging and ultimately, lifespan. Although considered by many to be a normal...

Study proves that the Paleo diet can improve health

5/9/2013 - The Paleo diet is a way of eating that revolves around keeping food and lifestyle choices in line with what our Paleolithic ancestors would have eaten. As with any diet or food plan, there are the supporters, and then there are those who simply just don't agree. Among all of the confusion and back-and-forth...

How to prevent, treat and reverse heart disease with diet and natural remedies

5/5/2013 - Both cardiologists Dr. Dwight Lundell and Dr. Stephen Sinatra have come out of the medical mafia matrix to announce that fat and cholesterol are not the main culprits responsible for hardening of the arteries and heart disease, even as many others still insist on this disinformation. Dr. Lundell...

Following a 'Western-style' diet will cause you to age faster, die younger: Research

5/1/2013 - The food choices you make today will have a direct impact on how gracefully you age and how long you live. These are the findings of a comprehensive new research study published in The American Journal of Medicine, which found that people who stick primarily to a "Western-style" diet marked by fried...

Nutritional approaches and diets safely cure mental illness

4/22/2013 - Safe nutritional approaches have proven to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of mental illness. These approaches include the use of omega-3s, B vitamins, and amino acids, along with changing to a nutrient dense diet of traditional foods. Mental illness long connected to malnutrition and gut...

Sidestep the health ravaging consequences of an atomic blast with a macrobiotic diet

4/21/2013 - When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945, over 12,000 people were instantly killed while an additional 100,000 suffered injuries. A curious phenomena followed. Even though a majority of the people within a two kilometer radius from the epicenter died from either direct...

Research: Asthma found to be strongly associated to unhealthy Western dietary patterns

4/15/2013 - Evidence is increasingly emerging that a Western diet may be a significant risk factor for asthma. Asthma is a growing and serious health problem worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2003 asthma was responsible for 4,261 deaths, 484,000 hospitalizations, 1.2...

Cigarettes or diet soda: Which gives you cancer sooner?

4/10/2013 - Most people who smoke a pack a day of cigarettes know they are treading on thin ice regarding their health, but how many people realize that drinking 30 or more ounces of diet soda each day could prove to be more lethal than a pack of cigarettes? And how can diet soda be worse than regular soda? Even...

Increased dietary fiber consumption dramatically lowers risk of first stroke event

4/3/2013 - Incidence of stroke in the U.S. and western cultures continues to grow at a staggering rate as it takes the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans each year, making this debilitating illness the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Closely aligned with heart disease and other vascular disorders, stroke...

How to prevent kidney stones with everyday foods

3/29/2013 - Passing them is described by those who have experienced their terror as one of the worst pains known to man, exceeding even the pain of childbirth. But kidney stones do not have to be a constant worry on your mind, especially if you are taking proactive nutritional steps on a daily basis to dissolve...

Six crucial lifestyle and diet changes to help conquer PMS

3/29/2013 - Sara Avant Stover, founder of The Way of the Happy Woman, has this to say about Premenstrual Syndrome: "PMS ... is the first domino that goes down before the rest of them tumble. Another way that you can think of PMS is as a warning bell." There is a higher likelihood of PMS symptoms occurring shortly...

Vegetarian diet lowers the risk of heart disease by one-third

3/15/2013 - Common sense dictates that a diet filed with fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and legumes that eliminate excessive red and processed meats, fried foods and sugary sweets will benefit overall health as it naturally extends lifespan. Many people rely heavily on fast convenience and processed foods...

Diet myths that cause sickness and premature death

3/14/2013 - Is fat good or bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart attacks? Can we safely eat salt or not? These questions, plus many more, have stressed out (and confused) millions of people for too long. Sadly, we have been nutritionally misled and forget to ask the most obvious question. What does a natural...

Dieticians are monopolizing hospital nutrition through Medicare manipulation

3/8/2013 - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has evidently managed to insert enough input into the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure only registered dieticians with the ADA have ultimate power in hospital care diet prescriptions. Apparently,...

Protect yourself from heart disease with the Mediterranean diet: Research proves vast benefits

3/6/2013 - It seems health benefit rumors of the Mediterranean diet have now been confirmed by medical science. It is now evidence-based science and not merely anecdotal. Yes, that was sarcasm. The study, "Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet" was published in the New England...

Diet high in carotenoids from fruits and vegetables may help prevent or delay the onset of ALS

3/3/2013 - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a devastating degenerative illness that incapacitates its victims in a manner similar to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At present, there is no known cure or effective treatment for the illness, which is believed to be the result of oxidative...

Whole health in holistic veganism: Letting the fat out of the bag

2/27/2013 - Currently there is serious mis-information out there about health, fat, and cholesterol. It's not new. All my holistic physician friends, and many other cardiologists who are not necessarily holistic, know it. It is a belief still largely held by many people mainstream meat eaters and uninformed vegans,...

Seven of the best raw foods to add to your diet now

2/27/2013 - The health benefits of eating certain foods raw are numerous, as raw foods are essentially living foods that contain live enzymes, undamaged nutrients, and alkaline-forming compounds that help nourish and cleanse the body. And you do not necessarily have to take the leap to a completely raw diet to...

Get rid of acne by ridding your diet of high glycemic foods and dairy

2/27/2013 - If you're looking to clear up your problem complexion - specifically, your acne problem - new research suggests you may be able to do so simply by implementing some changes in your diet. A study published recently in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found increasing evidence...

Four tips to cut processed foods from your diet for good

2/25/2013 - They're convenient, they're enticingly packaged, and for some people they're so addictively tempting that indulgence is a constant, uncontrollable urge. But processed foods are a collective Trojan horse of bad health just waiting to rear its nasty head when you least expect it, sometimes immediately...

Vitamins A, D and K2 build healthy bodies but are missing in modern diets

2/22/2013 - The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones, teeth and a healthy immune system....

Beating Pilau Breath (opinion)

2/21/2013 12:45:13 PM - You guessed it; pilau is the Hawaiian word for smelly, rotten, stinky, and anything offensive. In English, one would say, "You really have bad breath". In pidgin, one would say, "Brah, yr bret' stay pilau". Two different cultures. Same message. Every time I read something about bad breath, it's kind...

The truth about diet soda and diabetes: Diet soda increases the risk of diabetes

2/19/2013 - Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Because of this, people are making a...

Diabetes sufferer switched to vegan diet, blood sugar stabilized after 10 days

2/19/2013 - Eliminating meat and dairy, and including fruit smoothies and orange juice into the diet, has helped one woman normalize blood sugar levels. "I have diabetes and I was very worried that more carbs and fruit and less protein would mean my blood sugar would be harder to manage," said the senior member...

Dietary secrets for autistic children

2/18/2013 - If you are the parent or guardian of a child with autism, then you already know how difficult it can be to deal with all the erratic outbursts, chronic speech impediments, learning deficiencies, and other behavioral and cognitive abnormalities that so often characterize the condition. But the good news...

Low-sugar diet helps prevent diabetes

2/15/2013 - One of the most common myths associated with diabetes is that too much intake of sugary foods triggers it. It should be noted; however, that while a low-sugar diet can help reduce the chances of dealing with diabetes, the excessive consumption of sugar is not the sole cause of it. There are other factors...

Diet mixed drinks make you drunker, more likely to drink and drive

2/11/2013 - Mixed drinks made with diet beverages make you drunker than other drinks, but you can't feel the difference, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northern Kentucky University and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. That may cause people to get behind...

How eating a high fat diet can starve cancer

2/9/2013 - What does it take to disabuse the majority of food consumers that a no or low fat diet is actually unhealthy. There have been conventional cardiologists who've recently asserted that we need healthy fats to maintain good cardiovascular health. They have debunked the myth of cholesterol as the cause...

Five natural ways to cure bad breath through diet

2/5/2013 - There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. And if you suffer from chronic bad breath (halitosis) yourself, you already know how embarrassing it can be talking to other people who you know can smell it. For many people, grabbing...

Treatments for children with autism or autism spectrum disorders including a GFCF diet and HBOT

1/30/2013 - A change in dietary regimen has been shown to reduce symptoms of Autism and Autism Spectrum behaviors. Many autistic children are allergic to gluten and to the protein in milk, casein, and both should be eliminated from their diet. This is called a GFCF diet, meaning gluten-free and casein-free. Gluten...

High fiber diet halts the progression and spread of prostate cancer

1/25/2013 - The sobering fact is that one in six men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Although many men can live a normal lifespan as long as the disease remains localized, the cancer can become aggressive...

Your Physiological Type: Your Key to Optimal Nutrient Ratios

1/25/2013 - The principle of bio-individuality holds that we are all unique bio-individuals with varying nutritional needs based largely on our genetic inheritance as well as our life situation. This principle is powerfully stated by nutritional pioneer, Roger Williams, Ph.D., D.Sc., in his book Biochemical Individuality: "If...

Your sperm are what you eat: Poor diet linked to poor sperm count

1/18/2013 - Correlations between lifestyle and male fertility have been made in numerous studies over recent years. Some show that well fed sperm cells are most likely to achieve successful fertilization, while others confirm what most of us already suspected: that bad diet and lifestyle choices are an important...

Heart disease: Causes and cures

1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...

Diet soda dramatically increases depression risk

1/15/2013 - Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting...

Immunoglobulin G-based elimination diet curbs migraines and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

1/8/2013 - Good news for patients with both migraines and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): an elimination diet done using the body's actual reactions to potential allergens as the primary trigger foods avoided. A recent randomized controlled double-blind clinical trial in Turkey found that an elimination diet based...

Diet and disease: the endless relationship

1/5/2013 6:16:33 PM - In Hawaii, as well as in the contiguous United States, flesh is consumed n excess. The result of this is that obesity, diabetes, heart disease, constipation, and cancer are extremely prevalent, with Hawaii being dubbed the "colon capitol of the world". A recent study at the Harvard School of Public...

Fasting may help children with epilepsy

1/5/2013 - Since ancient times, fasting has consistently been regarded as an important part of treating various diseases, including epilepsy. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have investigated the effects of fasting in conjunction with the ketogenic diet (high fat, low carbohydrate intake), after early...

Reverse Multiple Sclerosis by eating the Paleo Diet, increasing vitamin D, and avoiding artificial food additives

1/5/2013 - Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in the brain and spine. The disease causes the body to attack an insulating substance around nerve cells called myelin. When the myelin is damaged, the function of the nerves deteriorate, resulting in muscle weakness, imbalance or loss...

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